He might have slipped the items out of the governor’s mansion unnoticed, but Michael David Yancey made the mistaken of trying to pawn them.
Yancey owned up to his crimes yesterday when he pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property in the thefts of $15,000 worth of items from the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion.
When police searched the 28-year-old’s home in January, they found framed photos and a football signed by former NFL quarterback Jim Kelly for former Gov. Ed Rendell, as the Associated Press reports. Authorities were tipped off by a jewelry dealer to whom Yancey offered silver flatware with the “Executive Mansion” label.
Yancey faces sentencing July 27.